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Grumbliest used bookstore in downtown Asheville. Been here and open every single day for over 31 years.

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Obliques, Numéro 14-15: La Femme Surréaliste — Downtown Books & News 04/19/2021

Obliques, Numéro 14-15: La Femme Surréaliste — Downtown Books & News

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Obliques, Numéro 14-15: La Femme Surréaliste — Downtown Books & News Edited by Roger Borderie and Michel Camus. First edition/1977. Published by Editions Borderie. A French periodical slash dictionary of female Surrealists. If you’re used to a few American-household names like Leonora Carrington & Meret Oppenheim this will open your eyes to about 20 more. Text in

Azure-Lure: A Romance of the Mountains — Downtown Books & News 04/19/2021

Azure-Lure: A Romance of the Mountains — Downtown Books & News

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Azure-Lure: A Romance of the Mountains — Downtown Books & News Edited by Idyl Dial Gray. First edition/1924. Published by Advocate Publishing Co. in Asheville, NC. A scarce example of the genre “travel fiction”, or the early tourist industry novels that were designed as advertisements. In this case, the wonderful scenic backdrop for your love story or adven...

The Raft by Stephen King — Downtown Books & News 04/14/2021

The Raft by Stephen King — Downtown Books & News

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The Raft by Stephen King — Downtown Books & News First edition, originally published as an insert in Gallery Magazine, 1982. It was later published in the 1985 collection of short stories, Skeleton Crew. The story was adapted to film in the 1987 horror anthology Creepshow 2, directed by Michael Gornick from a George A. Romero screenplay.

The Ghost Lover by Joel Oppenheimer — Downtown Books & News 04/14/2021

The Ghost Lover by Joel Oppenheimer — Downtown Books & News

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The Ghost Lover by Joel Oppenheimer — Downtown Books & News Limited First Edition from an edition of 500 copies. Published by Arthur Mann Kaye in 1983. Oppenheimer was a Black Mountain poet; he is also affiliated with the New York School poets. He was the first director of the St. Marks Poetry Project & wrote columns for the Village Voice.

04/08/2021

Downtown Books & News updated their address.

Downtown Books & News updated their address.

Neural Cybernetics: Brain Self-Control — Downtown Books & News 03/29/2021

Neural Cybernetics: Brain Self-Control — Downtown Books & News

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Neural Cybernetics: Brain Self-Control — Downtown Books & News by T. D. Lingo (Theocharis Docha Anthropotis Lingo). proof: First edition, second printing. Published by Mc Graw-Hill in 1972. SCARCE. Lingo was an Army veteran, folk singer, radio personality, camp director, researcher and founder of the Dormant Brain Research and Development Laboratory near Blackh

Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings — Downtown Books & News 03/29/2021

Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings — Downtown Books & News

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Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings — Downtown Books & News By Sachi Yanari. First edition, first printing. Published by Pomegranate Communications in 1998. In VG+ condition. Alma Thomas was an 68+ year-old, female, African-American artist working in the 60s. At that time, she received criticism for producing apolitical art…today it is obvious that her pre...

Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy/signed — Downtown Books & News 03/29/2021

Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy/signed — Downtown Books & News

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Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy/signed — Downtown Books & News By Jeff Vandermeer. First edition thus, sixth printing. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2014. Flat signed by Vandermeer to title page in Fine condition. Includes the titles Annihilation, Authority & Acceptance. This signed edition it scarce. It was published in the same year as Annhila

03/01/2021

A pumpkin ghost!

A pumpkin ghost!

02/27/2021

We have got to count every book & other salable tidbit in the store between tomorrow (the 28th) & Monday (the first)! Our hours will be a bit shorter therefore! Sunday we will be open 11-2 & Monday 12-4. Wish us a happy inventory...!

We have got to count every book & other salable tidbit in the store between tomorrow (the 28th) & Monday (the first)! Our hours will be a bit shorter therefore! Sunday we will be open 11-2 & Monday 12-4. Wish us a happy inventory...!

[02/26/21]   Our annual inventory is nigh upon us! We will be closing at two on Sunday (2.28) and opening at noon on Monday (3.01).

02/25/2021

Where life is worthwhile! #asheville

Where life is worthwhile! #asheville

02/24/2021

Don’t know what’s going on in this bookplate exactly. #bookplate #oldbooksmell

Don’t know what’s going on in this bookplate exactly. #bookplate #oldbooksmell

Unit book of the "Fourth but First": 4th Fighter Wing from the Korean War — Downtown Books & News 02/18/2021

Unit book of the "Fourth but First": 4th Fighter Wing from the Korean War — Downtown Books & News

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Unit book of the "Fourth but First": 4th Fighter Wing from the Korean War — Downtown Books & News Yearbook-style “unit book” of the Fourth Fighter-Interceptor Wing, US Airforce, Korean War. First edition, published in 1953. The group was credited with the destruction of 1,016 enemy aircraft (Russian MiGs)--more than any other American Fighter unit--& produced 38 aces.


02/17/2021

Fresh patches by @lostmountainprints 🪨🌠 #localartistsupport

North-Bound by Mel Stringer — Downtown Books & News 02/12/2021

North-Bound by Mel Stringer — Downtown Books & News

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North-Bound by Mel Stringer — Downtown Books & News Published by Burn All Books in 2019. Printed on a Risograph. This zine is a collection of comic diary entries from Mel & her husband’s two week road trip from Saint Louis to the Northwest.

The Art of by Marlee Grace — Downtown Books & News 02/12/2021

The Art of by Marlee Grace — Downtown Books & News

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The Art of by Marlee Grace — Downtown Books & News Fifteen essays on quitting drinking, staying positive & navigating being a human. Includes the essays: the art of excessive habits, the art of being posi, the art of knowing the world keeps spinning, the art of quitting what you don’t love, the art of tight skin & smack talk, the art of lovi

Cometbus #55: Pen Pals — Downtown Books & News 02/12/2021

Cometbus #55: Pen Pals — Downtown Books & News

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Cometbus #55: Pen Pals — Downtown Books & News By Aaron Cometbus. Published in 2013. Classic slice of life California punk from a grandmaster of zine writing.

Between Soul & Word No. 1 by Jon Irons — Downtown Books & News 02/12/2021

Between Soul & Word No. 1 by Jon Irons — Downtown Books & News

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Between Soul & Word No. 1 by Jon Irons — Downtown Books & News Death is no end. I myself died in a well-ventilated room atop an office building. Here I am nonetheless. Before you make up your mind that life after death is the way your church, your pet scientist, or your mystic book shop have described it, I will show you otherwise.

The Criminal Child by Jean Genet — Downtown Books & News 02/12/2021

The Criminal Child by Jean Genet — Downtown Books & News

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The Criminal Child by Jean Genet — Downtown Books & News First published as “L’enfant Criminel” in 1949. This version was published in clandestinity by Contagion Press in 2015. Genet’s treatise was originally designed to be heard on national radio. Initially accepted, it was later rejected: the newspapers declared him a burglar & a queer. Genet wo...

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Come get our very last valentines everyday zine by Julie Wade! ⚾️❤️#yousodumbyoucouldntcatchcovidvalentine

02/04/2021

Support the grumbliest bookstore in town, fashionably. @bonfire put together this shirt for us, link in bio to purchase. There are hoodies, sweatshirts, femme fits and long sleeve tees available, each in lots of colors ❤️🧡💛💚💙 #thegrumbliest #bookstoremerch #asheville #malaprops #bonfirecampaign

Support the grumbliest bookstore in town, fashionably. @bonfire put together this shirt for us, link in bio to purchase. There are hoodies, sweatshirts, femme fits and long sleeve tees available, each in lots of colors ❤️🧡💛💚💙 #thegrumbliest #bookstoremerch #asheville #malaprops #bonfirecampaign

02/02/2021

Groovy t-shirt fundraiser! Let other folks know - limited time only
https://www.bonfire.com/downtown-books-amp-news-apparel-fundraiser/

Groovy t-shirt fundraiser! Let other folks know - limited time only
https://www.bonfire.com/downtown-books-amp-news-apparel-fundraiser/

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This artist/author’s photo is an Asheville lewk. 😎 #authorphoto #mihailchemiakin #lewk #asheville #pipefashion

01/28/2021

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A History of Art in Ancient Egypt. Two volume set, complete. — Downtown Books & News 01/27/2021

A History of Art in Ancient Egypt. Two volume set, complete. — Downtown Books & News

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A History of Art in Ancient Egypt. Two volume set, complete. — Downtown Books & News By Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez and Walter Armstrong (editor and translator). Beautifully illustrated with black & white engravings, tinted lithographs & five fold-out illustrations. This work treated its subject as art, not only archaeology, for the first time. It was written with an in

Of Time and the River by Thomas Wolfe — Downtown Books & News 01/23/2021

Of Time and the River by Thomas Wolfe — Downtown Books & News

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Of Time and the River by Thomas Wolfe — Downtown Books & News First edition, first printing. Published by Charles Scribner’s Sons in 1935. 912pp. Black cloth-covered boards with gilt- & green-stamped title decorations, deckled edges. Toned pages. Small sticker to ffep. Repair with linen tape to gutter at the half title. Illustrated dust jacket covered in p

01/22/2021

Our new bouncer is the best (sorry to demote you @ballingrud) 😎 #thatberniememe

Our new bouncer is the best (sorry to demote you @ballingrud) 😎 #thatberniememe

Episodes of Insect Life (First Series and Second Series) — Downtown Books & News 01/21/2021

Episodes of Insect Life (First Series and Second Series) — Downtown Books & News

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Episodes of Insect Life (First Series and Second Series) — Downtown Books & News By Acheta Domestica (Louise M. Budgen). Beautiful gilt covers & edges. Author’s pseudonym is Latin for “cricket”! Unique illustrations by the author: B&W intaglio overlaid with color lithography. First edition. Published by Reeve, Benham, and Reeve/1849 & 1851. 320 &

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Gilt-y square-headed worm on the cover of this 185os book by Acheta Domestica. The author’s pseudonym means “cricket” in Latin. 🪰🪲🦗#episodesifinsectlife #achetadomestica #firstedition #gilt

Appalachia: A Self-Portrait. Edited by Wendy Ewald. — Downtown Books & News 01/21/2021

Appalachia: A Self-Portrait. Edited by Wendy Ewald. — Downtown Books & News

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Appalachia: A Self-Portrait. Edited by Wendy Ewald. — Downtown Books & News A collaborative, documentary work by The Mountain Photography Workshop photographers: Lyn Adams, Shelby Adams, Robert Cooper, Earl Dotter, Will Endres, Wendy Ewald & Linda Mansberger.

01/18/2021

@nyt, stream Da 5 Bloods on Netflix, John Lewis: Good Trouble on HBOmax and MLK/FBI on demand for your Martin Luther King Day Movie Night. 🎬 Thanks to all who are celebrating today & getting into good trouble. #martinlutherkingday #spikelee #sampollard #johnlewis #goodtrouble

@nyt, stream Da 5 Bloods on Netflix, John Lewis: Good Trouble on HBOmax and MLK/FBI on demand for your Martin Luther King Day Movie Night. 🎬 Thanks to all who are celebrating today & getting into good trouble. #martinlutherkingday #spikelee #sampollard #johnlewis #goodtrouble

01/11/2021

I’m not sure I have enough time to read this...timely arrival. Anyone have tips to share? 🙈 #psychologicalpreparation

I’m not sure I have enough time to read this...timely arrival. Anyone have tips to share? 🙈 #psychologicalpreparation

12/24/2020

It’s the night before Christmas! We have a lot of different vintage copies if you need one for later this evening. Also wanted to let you all know: we are open every day 11-4, even Christmas Eve & Christmas 🎄❤️🎄

It’s the night before Christmas! We have a lot of different vintage copies if you need one for later this evening. Also wanted to let you all know: we are open every day 11-4, even Christmas Eve & Christmas 🎄❤️🎄

12/23/2020

We are open 11-4 every single day. Even Christmas Eve & Christmas. Come share some cheer!

We are open 11-4 every single day. Even Christmas Eve & Christmas. Come share some cheer!

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